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Problem with system booting after image restoration from related question

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I have done it several times.  I booted with Ghost32 and successfully created images of the C: partition and the D: partition.  I re-created the partitions as needed.  The drive letters even show correctly with DISKPART.  I booted back with ghost32 and moved the images back to their respective drives.  Within my wds winpeimage I can use the command window to go to C: and D: and all the files are there from the images.

So everything seems to have gone perfect!  i reboot machine and it won't boot.  It sees the drives, the logical drives, etc. It tries to PXE boot (which is where i did the DISKPART and Ghost32 is in my bootable image).  For some reason a direct image did not make the C: drive bootable.  DISKPART shows the Disk 0, All partitions, all volumes correct, healthy even shows the correct used space.  BUT NO BOOT.

Any ideas how to fix this?  Boot.ini shows the correct information, but i thought that the EXACT image that was the C: drive before would make the "new" C: drive the exact same.  In the past when doing this to servers, I never had this issue.  I am on a major time crunch here, I am onsite RIGHT NOW hoping to get some ideas.
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I feel stupid.  vahiid, you was correct.  In all the times I have done this I run a DISKPART script that makes the correct partition ACTIVE.  In my hurridness I forgot to run the script so NO partitions was active and since I resized everything no initial settings were still in place.

Almost exactly what you said vahiid,

from cmd in pxe boot os utility I created.

sel disk 0
sel par 1
active

Exited everything and rebooted.  It worked like it is supposed to.  lol Teaches me to get in a hurry! geez!

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Thank you both for the very quick responses :)

That is why I love this site!

Thanks,  I split the points, but majority went to Vahiid.

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Glad I could help :)

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It is the little things that can mess u up.

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